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  NAAMES  -  2016  -  Atlantis  
  Project Information  
Project Title: The North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine Ecosystems (NAAMES) project Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Michael J. Behrenfeld, OSU_Oregon State Project Institution: OSU_Oregon State
Project ID: 103991 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 7/29/2013 2:42:00 PM Created By: Michael J. Behrenfeld
Date Last Modified: 8/10/2017 6:20:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: NASA - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: This work will consist of four field campaigns in the north Atlantic. the overall objective of the study is to examine plankton and aerosol properties over the annual cycle. the first field deployment will occur in november/december of 2015. The second deployment will occur in May 2016. the third deployment will be in september/october 2017. the final deployment will be in march/april 2018. the cruise tracks for each deployment will be essentially identical, leaving from woods hole, transecting to ~40oN,40oW, following 40oW from ~35oN to 57oN (or vise versa), then returning to woods hole. project science has the flexiblity to conduct this transect in the opposite direction as well. during each cruise, measurements will be conducted on the ship's cleans flow through seawater system, from samples collected at depth at specified stations, and from air samples collected from container vans located on the foredeck of the ship. the project will also involve coordination between the ship and aircraft conducting measurements at low and high altitude along the ship track and downwind of the ship track. also during each cruise, autonomous profiliing floats will be deployed and ecosounder measurements will be conducted. a variety of optical and other instruments will be mounted on the deck/deck rails. radiosondes will be regularly deployed during the N-S transect along 40oW.
Summary of Facility Requirements: We will need a CTD/rosette, wire time for optical deployments, cleaning of the ships flow through seawater system before each cruise, forward deck space for up to 4 aerosols van, deck space for a radioisotope van, deck space for bottle incubations, deck space for deployment of autonomous floats, wet/dry laboratory space,berthing for ~32 scientists, rail locations for mounted instruments, calibration of the CTD prior to each campaign, locations for securing gas cylinders, and locations for safe handling and storage of hazardous materials.
Summary of other requirements and comments: This project requires adequate space on the foredeck of the ship for up to 4 aerosol vans. Relocating these vans to an aft deck is not a viable option because it will compromise core measurements of the NAAMES mission.
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1006374 Created By: Michael J. Behrenfeld
Date Last Modified: 10/8/2015 5:21:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/29/2013 2:42:00 PM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Atlantis
Optimum Start Date: 5/1/2016 Dates to Avoid: The cruise will be 26 days in duration. It can start at the end of April or early May. This cruise is focused on capturing the final stages of the phytoplankton spring bloom
Earliest Start Date: 4/24/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 5/8/2016 Other Ship(s): not applicable

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
26 1 1 0 28
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
No Interval:   # of Cruises:  

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: not applicable
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
a global class vessel will be needed for the NAAMES cruises. NAAMES will involve ~32 scientists on-board during each cruise. we require placement of up to 4 aerosol vans on the forward deck. movement of these vans to an aft deck is not feasible because it will compromise the integrety of the mission. we wish the port to be woods hole, which is the home port for the atlantis. there will be 4 cruises total for NAAMES and it would be beneficial to use the same ship each time so everyone is familiar with the set up. Each of the 4 NAAMES cruises targeted a specific event in the annual plankton cycle. capturing these events with measurements is a primary driver of the requested scheduling.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
north atlantic
Description of Op Area: the cruise tracks for each of the 4 NAAMES cruises will be essentially identical, leaving from woods hole, transecting to ~40oN, 40oW, following 40oW from ~40oN to ~57oN (or vise versa). The transect basically forms a triangle. the direction around the 'triangle' is flexible and will be dictated by science advantages and prevailing weather conditions. the location of the cruises is, in part, dictated by a required coordination with airborne science flights based out of the St Johns Bay, Canada
Op Area Size/Dia.: 4800
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
41.5° N / 70.7° W map
152 map
NA06 map
41.5° N / 70.7° W map
152 map
NA06 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? Yes Coastal States:

Canada, Greenland
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
no questions
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Woods Hole, MA, USA None, , None, Woods Hole, MA, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops
(1) site of major oceanographic institution and research facilities (2) home port for Atlantis (3) logistical value for scientists (4) nearest major port for a global class research vessel relative to investigation site

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Michael J. Behrenfeld, OSU_Oregon State
# in Science Party 32 # of different science teams 10 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements NAAMES is a multidisciplinary project requiring a diversity of specific measurement skills in optics, biology, and atmospheric chemistry
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
4 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

Measurements of 14-C fixation will be conducted to assess phytoplankton photosynthesis
3 PI provided aerosols vans (20') to be secured on the forward deck + 1 PI provided storage van.
NAAMES will also require a UNOLS provided radiation van (aft deck) and aerosol van (foredeck)

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanUnselected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Selected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
radioisotope van for 14C measurements
1 general purpose van for aerosol measurements on the foredeck

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